Champagne and ros\u00e9 are both synonymous with celebrations. So if you combine the two, you have the perfect bottle for a special occasion.\r\n\r\nBut how is ros\u00e9 Champagne made?\r\n\r\nTo start, Champagne can only be made with three grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier or Pinot Noir.\r\n\r\nThere are two methods; the first is ros\u00e9 d'assemblage or blended Champagne and the second is ros\u00e9 de saign\u00e9e or macerated Champagne.\r\n\r\nRos\u00e9 Champagne\u00a0\r\nRegion it\u2019s produced: Champagne, France\r\nGrapes Used: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir\r\nThe two methods: Ros\u00e9 d'assemblage or blended pink Champagne and ros\u00e9 de saign\u00e9e or macerated pink Champagne\r\nTypical flavors: Ros\u00e9 Champagne offers more fruit intensity than it\u2019s white counterpart, doling out red fruit flavors from delicate strawberry to rich cranberry.\r\n\r\nFor the first method, winemakers add up to 15% of still red Champagne wine, either Pinot Meunier or Pinot Noir, to the otherwise white wine.\r\n\r\nThe second method involves allowing grape musts to be in contact with the skins for just a few hours. The skins not only impart their color into the wine but some flavor and aromatics as well. This method often produces wine with a deep pink color and stronger flavor profiles.\r\n\r\nSo whether it's a celebration or\u00a0 you're excited that it\u2019s finally the weekend grab a ros\u00e9 Champagne. Here are some of our recommended finds.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLouis Roederer 2012 Cristal Brut Ros\u00e9 (Champagne); $558, 97 points. Years in the making, this is the first fully biodynamic Cristal ros\u00e9. The very fine 2012 vintage is a good starting point for this new era. The Champagne is just right, beautifully rich and showing some maturity while also having tension and crispness from the golden-apple and spice flavors. The wine could be drunk now but its future is assured. Organic and biodynamic. Maisons Marques & Domaines USA. \u2014Roger Voss\r\n\r\nCharles Heidsieck 2005 Ros\u00e9 Mill\u00e9sim\u00e9 Brut (Champagne); $150, 96 points. Pale in color, but rich in texture and fruit, this wonderfully mature ros\u00e9 is structured from 70% Pinot Noir in the blend. There is a nutty character to the wine that springs from the wine's richness and the mellifluous aging of the red fruits. Drink this very fine Champagne now. Folio Fine Wine Partners. \u2014R.V.\r\n\r\nGosset NV Brut Grand Ros\u00e9 (Champagne); $83, 93 points. Heading towards dryness, this pale colored ros\u00e9 Champagne is also rich. Its red-currant and crisp apple flavors are laced with citrus zest to give a wine that has fine balance. This bottling is ready to drink. Wilson Daniels Ltd. \u2014R.V.\r\n\r\nPhilipponnat NV Royale R\u00e9serve Brut (Champagne); $67, 93 points. This producer's nonvintage cuv\u00e9e is just right. It is balanced, the ripe apple and pear flavors are laced with acidity and citrus are, giving minerality as well as structure from the 65% Pinot Noir in the blend. This Champagne is perfectly ready to drink. Banville Wine Merchants \u2014R.V.\r\n\r\nVollereaux NV Brut Ros\u00e9 de Saign\u00e9e (Champagne); $55, 93 points. This is a delicately poised wine, with touches of structure from the Pinot Noir grape skins. It feels rich as well as fruity, showing weight as well as bright red fruits. Drink now. Palm Bay International. \u2014R.V.\r\n\r\nBillecart-Salmon NV Brut Ros\u00e9 (Champagne); $85, 92 points. The palest of ros\u00e9s, this is an elegant, structured wine. Its dryness is balanced by the fine apple and red-currant fruits and the strong sense of minerality. Fragrant and lightly structured, this fine bottling is ready to drink. Billecart Salmon USA. \u2014R.V.\r\n\r\nHenriot NV Ros\u00e9 Brut (Champagne); $75, 92 points. An attractive red-fruit flavored Champagne with a balanced crisp textured, this bottling is just ready to go. Its fruitiness coupled with the soft texture from the dosage are packed with fruitiness and ripe acidity. Drink now. Maisons and Domaines Henriot. \u2014R.V.\r\n\r\nLanson NV Le Ros\u00e9 (Champagne); $70, 92 points. With a dosage veering towards dryness, this Champagne has freshness, red fruits and a liveliness that makes it immediately attractive. The acidity and the light tannic edge will let the bottling age, although, really, it is delicious now. Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits. \u2014R.V.\r\n\r\nChampagne Jeeper NV Grand Brut Ros\u00e9 (Champagne); $79, 91 points. This beautifully crisp, pale-colored ros\u00e9 Champagne has, like many wines from this producer, a predominance of Chardonnay in the blend. The freshness of the wine is just right, crisp with sliced apples and layers of acidity. Drink now. International Cellars. \u2014R.V.\r\n\r\nDevaux NV D Ros\u00e9 Brut (Champagne); $80, 91 points. Ripe and full of red fruits, this attractive Champagne had five years aging before disgorgement. That has rounded the crisp fruit and filled out the texture. Acidity and fruitiness are equal partners giving a wine that is ready to drink. Seaview Imports.\u00a0 R.V.